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Ryn has fallen. Ester could be dying. Bonner is too far away to help.

No matter how Declan Idrys looks at his situation, he comes to the same conclusion every time: He is about to die at the hands of the first dark elf seen in 700 years. Fate, fortunately, is not so cruel, though, and after barely surviving this initial encounter with the er’endehn of Eserysh, Declan and his friends find themselves in a tentative truce with the war-loving elves. They share a common enemy, after all, and their mutual hate for the Endless Queen and her growing legions is enough for the two groups to set aside their mistrust for one another, if only for now. 

Sehranya, however, is not one to rest easy while her enemies join forces, and Declan and his companions soon find themselves assaulted by new horrors as they set out to make at last for the legendary city of Ysenden in truth. 

But the queen has made a mistake. Within Declan the slumbering might of his line is at last stirring, prodded into life by the guiding hands of Bonner yr’Essel. Fire. Power. Strength. Sehranya will rue the day she did not throw everything she had into slaying the one of King’s blood....

Let award-winning voice artist Nick Podehl capture your imagination as you dive into the much-anticipated next installment of The Shattered Reigns, a best-selling fantasy series written by two authors at the top of their game.

©2021 Bryce O'Connor and Luke Chmilenko (P)2021 Podium Audio

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BEST BOOK EVER

NICK PODEHL IS AMAZING IN THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF THE SHATTERED REIGNS THE STORY IS AMAZING THE ONLY BAD PART IS THAT THE THIRD BOOK ISNT OUT YET I CANT WAIT WHEN EVER IT IS OUT IT WILL BE A PREORDER RIGHT AWAY THANK YOU BRYCE AND LUKE FOR THE WONDERFUL STORYS

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bad start

writer cones in to the book like you put the 1st one down yesterday super confusing start redo 1st book before starting

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this

another predictable book from Luke and Bryce and by that I mean I predicted that it would be awesome and it was! Great story as always Luke and Bryce are fantastic with everything they do. Nick is great one of the top narrators he really brings books to life!

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great

It's great. Well worth the wait. These authors never fail. Narration is epic as always.

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awesome

just like the first book in the series I want more can't wait for the next installment of this series so good

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Not as good as the first one

Sorry, but this is simply no where near as good as the first one. Nick Podehl does an AMAZING job narrating, as usual! This book was lackluster at best. Some of the story line is just plain stupid, especially the ending. I’ll listen to it one more time in a couple weeks to see what I think, but there were about a dozen times I had to relisten to a specific part multiple times, usually the most important parts, because my mind was wandering. Hopefully the next one will be better. I do, 100% recommended the Stormweaver book that is previewed at the end… it’s one of the best books I’ve listened to in the last couple years!

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Oops

Accidentally wasted a credit on this one. Forgot how lame the first book was. Created a new folder under collections so it don't happen again.. Two books that could've been put in a half finish novel. Slow and repetitive.

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Great continuation from the first book!

I loved it and had no problem whatsoever with finishing it. Nick's narration is a perfect fit for all the characters. Best part was Orsek (spelling) jumping around being cheerful

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Not what what I was expecting

It was a good book for sure. A good starter book for a series. That being said, it was listed a "Book 2" of a series and had nothing in common with book 1. Really felt like bait and switch. Book 1 - Mech warriors in space. Book 2 dragons, wizards with swords and magic. Hmmm.

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Excellent story telling in every way.

Excellent story telling in every way. great storytelling. great world building and fantastic narration. word

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  • 07-17-21

Really disappointed with this

Big fan of the authors and Nick Podhel (who is awesome to be fair) this whole story feels like it has been
dragged for no reason. Really angry I actually preordered the second book

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  • Kyle
  • 10-11-21

Awesome

Amazing book, I couldn’t stop listening to it.
I can’t wait for the next one!

Do yourself a favour and get this book!!

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  • shane
  • 07-26-21

Links quite well

Seems less transition from the first book. Great narration, as always, can't wait for the next